Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your getaway travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might discover yourself considering a vacation plan promotional deal. Know that these advertising getaway plan companies are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to book the remainder of our trip plan with them (a long time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are simply going to eat the cost and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be scheduling holiday plans through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Undoubtedly, you’ve seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the most affordable vacation plans to some of the most popular locations. They have some seriously luxurious looking stays all over the world at some insane excellent rates.
Our very first all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had actually hoped for and after that some.
One fast note … We have actually only used BookVIP one time, at one high-end resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort vacation plan is going to provide a similar experience. It really is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
Is booking Very Important Person a timeshare?
They do not market the real name of the resorts. If you truly want to sleuth out the place you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the true identity of the home you are thinking about. There was plenty of details on the BookVIP site to help us feel comfy with making our booking.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are available. There is time to compare the restaurants and amenities. This is a huge contrast to the promotional trip plan sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, simply be gotten ready for a couple of additional resort charges and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was stated and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover tips for the resort staff. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Average Bookvip Affiliate Commission
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our very first experience, we likely would not have taken part in another advertising offer. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our first marketing resort stay, we started getting call providing vacation plans to numerous locations. That is how we wound up with a trip package including our newest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are constantly a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no sufficient times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it really seems like a bargain. It is needed that you do so before the end of the phone call if they record your interest and you decide to buy. There isn’t much time to research the holiday residential or commercial properties they are using. You may have a couple of seconds to rapidly pull up some images but that has to do with it. An image is worth a thousand words, but not worth nearly as much as having the ability to read a few evaluations.
They drew us in with a stay in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a plan. Using it, that is an entire various story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to actually utilize the vacation time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning extremely hard and potentially a lot more expensive. They do not reveal these information throughout the sales call.
IF YOU PURCHASE A TRIP PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only schedule your dates 45-90 days ahead of time. Okay, reasonable enough.
However, when you call to request for your favored dates, they require you to submit a long kind needing all the information that they already have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your travel plans will only consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very inconvenient.
Preparation budget-friendly flights, or readily available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts trip bundle is very difficult. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was scheduled by the time Premier Travel Resorts returned to us.
Our package included a stay in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a business trip we had planned was not enabled.
We utilized the Cancun portion of our vacation plan, however we will not be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The room was filthy, the toilet was cracked, the lights flickered, and that is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the high-end properties that they wanted to sell us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the good residential or commercial property told us they called it. Genuine.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one restaurant that was consisted of in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you neglect the ac system dripping into our food) was in fact a great experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was amazing. Really friendly and accommodating. And extremely happy to assist us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the kind of location we believed we would be remaining, we made the most of it. And chose up our rental car a couple days early to go off and check out the location.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced rates. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, however, requires that you participate in a promotional discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were informed when they offered us the bundle. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying somewhere for just 2 nights is a big chunk of time. They offered us 4 different stays, that means up to 8 hours of reasonably high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE